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Mobile application supports mobility aviation
February 12, 2020
— Mobility forces aircrew members have to take what they refer to as a Master Question File test every 13 months to remain certified on their airframes. In the past, this meant that every aircrew member, every year, would have to print off pages, and pages of study material. Capt. Christian Brechbuhl, an assistant flight commander assigned to the 16th Airlift Squadron, along with other Airmen across the Air Force, saw an opportunity to use their coding skills to modernize and centralize the way Airmen study for the test. ...
JB Charleston Airman’s Attic provides essentials to junior enlisted, families
February 6, 2020
— Located at the corner of West Hill Boulevard and North O’Neall Avenue in building 1950, The Airman’s Attic and its volunteers strive to ease the process of setting up and maintaining a household by providing free donated goods to service members E-5 and below and their families. They also provide uniform items to all ranks...
According to the geo-integration office, survey says
January 27, 2020
— The geo-integration office for the 628th Civil Engineering Squadron have unique responsibilities on Joint Base Charleston. Surveying the base and it’s infrastructure, drafting, designing floor plans for buildings, and assisting with the ride out team during hurricanes are a few of their responsibilities. ...
Airman by day, volunteer firefighter by night
January 24, 2020
— Service members from across the DoD look for fulfilling and sometimes unique volunteer opportunities and often make a difference in their communities. That is precisely what 1st Lt. Joshua Heffley, 437th Maintenance Group executive officer, does as a volunteer firefighter for the Goose Creek Rural Fire Department, in Goose Creek, South Carolina. ...
LRS Airman “flips the switch” on NWS
January 9, 2020
— JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- A 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron Airman on the Naval Weapons Station operates as the only uniformed brakeman on the Joint Base Charleston railway...
Leadership through our leaders’ eyes: a chief’s perspective
December 3, 2019
— With the need for good leadership in the Air Force being so critical, the Joint Base Charleston public affairs office is conducting an interview series with leaders at the NCO and senior NCO level, to find out what they view as good leadership, and how they try to connect for those they supervise. Our third and final installment in the series is with Chief Master Sgt. Cedric Nettles, 628th Mission Support Group superintendent, who oversees all enlisted personnel within the mission support group and advises the group commander. Nettles uses a mix of his own experiences from his rise through the ranks as well as quotes from famous leaders, too...
Leadership through our leaders’ eyes: an NCOs perspective
November 18, 2019
— With the need for good leadership in the Air Force being so critical, the Joint Base Charleston public affairs office is conducting an interview series with leaders at the NCO and senior NCO level, to find out what they view as good leadership, and how they try to connect for those they supervise. We started by interviewing Tech. Sgt. Samuel Hays, 437th Operations Support Squadron aircrew operations noncommissioned officer in charge, where he directly supervises three staff sergeants, while also overseeing 19 members in his section. Hays uses his experience in an NCO organization to connect with Airmen, while also still remembering where he came from as he climbed the ranks: ...
Air Force announces NCO Career Status Program for Airmen with 12 years of service
November 6, 2019
— The Air Force announced recently that it will implement the new Noncommissioned Officer Career Status Program for active duty Airmen, which will affect reenlistment contracts executed on or after Nov. 18...
Bioenvironmental Engineering more than just gas masks
October 31, 2019
— Tech. Sgt. Nicholas Shannon, NCOIC of environmental health for the 628th Operational Medical Readiness Squadron, said bioenvironmental engineering specialists make sure that Airmen have the proper personal protective equipment needed and more to ensure the safety of all Airmen...
Lift while you climb
October 8, 2019
— Staff Sgt. Christopher Stuebbe, 628th Logistics Readiness Squadron forward area refueling point team chief, has not only been named Air Mobility Command’s NCO of the year, but was also selected as one of the 12 Outstanding Airmen of the Year, one of the Air Force’s biggest honors...